Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2009

KC: 2024

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Commercial Law
Defamation Law or Privacy Law
Personal Injury


I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2008 and completed pupillage at One Brick Court, a specialist media law chambers in London. I was involved in defamation, privacy, data protection and confidentiality cases, as well as advisory work such as libel reading. I came to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2009 and since then I have enjoyed a varied practice, with a focus on civil litigation. In the Commercial Court, I have been instructed in a range of cases involving breach of contract, insurance issues, defective products, construction disputes and guarantee agreements. I have extensive experience in personal injury cases, at County Court level and also in the High Court, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants. As part of a wide-ranging civil practice, I have been involved in judicial review, mediation, construction adjudication, criminal injuries compensation appeals and have appeared before Land, Employment and Mental Health Review Tribunals.


Undergraduate: University of Cambridge - MA (Cantab) in Law - Trinity Hall

Postgraduate: University of Toronto - LL.M. - Law Faculty LL.M Graduate Fellow Scholarship - Resident Junior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto Professional Training: BVC - BPP Law School, London

Pupillage: One Brick Court - Including secondments to The Times and the Daily Express

Professional Qualifications / Appointments: - Appointed to the Government Legal Service Northern Ireland Junior Civil Panel - Qualified Mediator (Completion of Core Solutions Commercial Mediation course and associated examination) - Advocacy Trainer (Completion of the Advocacy Training Board Teaching Course) - Member of the Bar Council


Key areas of experience: - Commercial Law - Personal Injuries Law - Defamation / Privacy / Media Law - Chancery Law - Professional Negligence - Administrative Law / Judicial Review


Attendance of Media Representatives at Hearings in Family Proceedings

Temporary Research Assistant for the Sixth Edition of Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy (formerly Carter-Ruck on Libel and Slander)